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A Helpful Pamphlet About Heart Disease? There’s Just One Problem.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Did his insurance company not get the memo that his heart disease was discovered via autopsy?


Video: Earthquake On Live TV? These Anchors Calmly Own It

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I so admire the KTLA news anchors who let cooler heads prevail during last week’s St. Patrick’s Day earthquake in Los Angeles.


Letter To A Panicker Whose World Is Quickly Shrinking

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Even the tiniest baby steps can keep that dreaded circle of safety from closing in on you.


Zoloft and Klonopin Sing A Frustrating Lullaby

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Here’s what my days have looked like lately: wake up around noon. Wash up, put “real” clothes on (maybe), and immediately regret waking up so late. Thanks, meds.


Feeling Crappy About Winter, Part 1: Drowning In All The Messiness

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Call this “ars bloggetica”, if you will. Am I, as a mental health blogger, obligated to stay on the shiny side? Am I allowed to be pessimistic and negative?


Anxiety As A Big Fat Jerk: Letting Go Of The Rope

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Is anxiety a monster? Is anxiety a roadblock? Is anxiety a train without brakes? Is anxiety war? The metaphor that you use to describe your anxiety probably tells you something about how you view your anxiety — and your recovery process.


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What ELSE Can I Do?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What Can I Do?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Why overload my body with a medicine that might be just as effective at half strength?


Distract Yourself From Anxiety With These iPhone Puzzle Games

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Whenever I’m feeling the first few rumblings of panic in my gut, a simple distraction can make a huge difference in my anxiety level.


More Nausea Remedies From My Bag Of Tricks

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I’m dumping out my “nausea bag” for the world. Here are six more of my remedies for anxiety-related nausea.


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